Released March 1, 2019, on Mother Jinx Records. CD available on Store page of this site and at Johnny's shows. Available digitally at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital outlets worldwide.
“I’m as guilty as sin,” Dowd sings in warped, waltz-time “Man of Your Dreams.” Meanwhile, in bluesy “Vicksburg” the Mississippi River runs red with young men’s blood, country legend Conway Twitty is the subject of a disturbing ballad, and Satan gets the final word in a hymn named for the father of gospel music, Thomas Dorsey. On these 14 new songs, Dowd, like America, has reverted to his dark, twisted country roots. In Dowd’s case, it’s a good thing. — MOJO (4 stars)